Response to COVID-19

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) is coordinating efforts to help find human sample resources that are available to support research into COVID-19. We want to understand the demand for samples, the type of samples required and which biobanks are operational in these exceptional times. During this fast-changing time, we will be updating our LinkedIn page and Twitter (@BiobankingUK).

Biobanks and all human sample resources

We are aware of researchers who need access to samples, both samples from those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and broader population samples. As an example, we have some interest for serum samples to establish control data for the period 1st November 2019 - 29th February 2020. If your biobank has whole blood or relevant samples for this request and may be able to supply these, please complete the form below.

Other Support Available

For biobanks using the Achiever Medical Laboratory Information Management System, Interactive Software staff are available to help with any queries and support. Email


If you have applied for COVID-19 funding to conduct research and may be in need of samples please contact us with information about your research and tissue requirements.